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The Hay-Adams

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

This a grand old hotel that provides an ambiance and level of service that grows scarcer each day in the industry. The staff is flawless - personal and accommodating without being suffocating. The rooms are a welcome throwback to another time when comfort and elegance were demanded over technology and glitz. That's not to say they do not feature the...

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7Thank BlessUSA
Lima Region, Peru
Reviewed 8 February 2015

After 35 years I return with my son and still perfect, cookies are unique and service is superb, classy , location is the best in DC , if you imagine the best you have to spend a night and then you have to make a review .

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8Thank Alex d
Marmora, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 February 2015

The hay adams is a top shelf hotel with a staff that goes above and beyond. It's perfectly located at the white house. The bar and restaurant called off the record which is located in the hotel is fun and has a great happy hour scene. The rooms are just beautiful and the amenities even better.

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6Thank Russell S
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Russell S, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve celebration at The Hay-Adams! We hope that you come back and see us soon. Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/ General Manager

Shelburne, Vermont
Reviewed 3 February 2015

The Hay Adams is that rare property offering elegance without pretense (a cookie jar at check-in!), tradition without datedness (Etro toiletries stocked in bathrooms). My canopied bed was sheer luxury. Service is superb - and friendly (and unscripted!) Their motto: nothing is overlooked except the White House! My room (#508) offered an excellent view. The hotel appeals to both business...

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6Thank CMA2011
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear CMA 2011, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at The Hay-Adams. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time in the Nation’s Capital and that you were able to enjoy some of our delicious cookies! The Hay-Adams team looks forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Washington, DC. Sincerely, Hans Bruland...

Newport News, Virginia
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I will preface my review by saying that I use TripAdvisor quite often to read reviews of hotels, but this is my first review...the Hay-Adams is THAT good. I have worked in the Planning/Hospitality industry for over 10 years, and I can say with all honesty that the Hay-Adams truly has some of the best service that I have ever...

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6Thank TravelforWork78
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Travel for Work 78, Thank you for the delightful feedback regarding your stay at The Hay-Adams. It is wonderful feedback from guests like you that elevates our hotel and makes our job here so enjoyable and worthwhile. I am very pleased to hear that you had such great interactions with everyone here, and of course we shared your kind...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 January 2015

This is the most classic hotel in DC, no doubt about it. The service is second to none, and you can't beat the location overlooking the White House. Whenever I stay here I feel like a visiting head of state.

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5Thank tjmac11
Virginia
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I have been to the Hay-Adams a few times over the years and wanted to comment on my most recent stay last week. The Hay-Adams is the closest hotel to the White House, and some of the (more expensive) rooms have an excellent view of Lafayette Park and the White House. We had booked a basic room and were placed...

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5Thank Adam S
Lake Forest, IL
Reviewed 21 January 2015

An old-world hotel with the elegance you would expect. The staff is amazing. Make sure you know which room you are getting, however (see comments below). Superb location and welcome families - even during power hour at the restaurant. I would recommend highly and would stay again for sure when vising DC. Hope this helps!!

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9Thank km-mando
Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 21 January 2015

The service and room quality at the Hay-Adams is second to none. I am always amazed by their spectacular service. The on-site business center, Lafayette Restaurant, and the Off The Record Lounge are all amazing.

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9Thank Kevin D
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Yes, this is the real deal. The breakfast is to die for and the wait staff, a very lively and professional international mix of very sophisticated gents, will cater to your every whim. You'd think the place would be uber expensive being so small and across from the White House but in fact, the food and room is actually quite...

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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Adastreetgang, Thank you for taking the time to elaborate on your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. It is always good to hear about positive guest experiences at the hotel and we truly appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Washington's landmark residence of choice for visitors to our nation's capital. The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President. Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams carefully emulates the ambiance of a distinguished private mansion on Lafayette Square. The 145-room boutique hotel in Washington, DC features 21 luxury suites with stunning views of Lafayette Park and the White House. All of our guest rooms exhibit the perfect combination of heritage, luxury, contemporary comfort and technology. Ideally situated in Lafayette Square and steps away from many of Washington D.C.'s famous attractions, The Hay-Adams is the premier destination for leisure and business travelers alike. ... more   less 

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Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: £286 - £532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
Hay Adams Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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